Antonyms


Direction: In the following questions, choose the word that is opposite in meaning to the given word.

  1. PERILLOUS
    1. carefree
    2. impetuous
    3. safe
    4. impure

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    safe (Adjective) : free from danger
    perilous (Adjective) : very dangerous; hazardous
    carefree (Adjective) : having no worries or responsibilities
    impetuous (Adjective) : rash; impulsive; acting or done quickly and without thinking carefully about the results
    impure (Adjective) : not pure

    Correct Option: C

    safe (Adjective) : free from danger
    perilous (Adjective) : very dangerous; hazardous
    carefree (Adjective) : having no worries or responsibilities
    impetuous (Adjective) : rash; impulsive; acting or done quickly and without thinking carefully about the results
    impure (Adjective) : not pure


  1. IMPEDE
    1. obstruct
    2. advance
    3. linger
    4. guarantee

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    advance (Verb) : to move forward; to progress or develop
    impede (Verb) : to delay or stop the progress of something; hinder; hamper
    obstruct (Verb) : hinder; to block; to prevent
    linger (Verb) : to continue to exist for longer than expected
    guarantee (verb) : to promise to do something; to promise something will happen

    Correct Option: B

    advance (Verb) : to move forward; to progress or develop
    impede (Verb) : to delay or stop the progress of something; hinder; hamper
    obstruct (Verb) : hinder; to block; to prevent
    linger (Verb) : to continue to exist for longer than expected
    guarantee (verb) : to promise to do something; to promise something will happen



  1. DISHEVELLED
    1. composed
    2. tidy
    3. confident
    4. jovial

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    tidy (Adjective) : behaving in neat and clean manner
    dishevelled (Adjective) : very untidy
    composed (Adjective) : to be made from several parts, things or people; calm and in control of your feelings
    confident (Adjective) : being very sure about your own ability to do things
    jovial (Adjective) : very cheerful and friendly

    Correct Option: B

    tidy (Adjective) : behaving in neat and clean manner
    dishevelled (Adjective) : very untidy
    composed (Adjective) : to be made from several parts, things or people; calm and in control of your feelings
    confident (Adjective) : being very sure about your own ability to do things
    jovial (Adjective) : very cheerful and friendly


  1. CALLOUS
    1. rude
    2. insensitive
    3. indifferent
    4. sympathetic

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    sympathetic (Adjective) : kind to somebody who is hurt or sad; showing that you understand and care about his problems callous (Adjective) : not caring about other people’s feelings or suffering; cruel; unfeeling
    rude (Adjective) : having/ allowing lack of respect for other people and their feelings
    insensitive (Adjective) : unsympathetic; not caring about other people‘s feelings
    indifferent (Adjective) : having or showing no interest; not very good

    Correct Option: B

    sympathetic (Adjective) : kind to somebody who is hurt or sad; showing that you understand and care about his problems callous (Adjective) : not caring about other people’s feelings or suffering; cruel; unfeeling
    rude (Adjective) : having/ allowing lack of respect for other people and their feelings
    insensitive (Adjective) : unsympathetic; not caring about other people‘s feelings
    indifferent (Adjective) : having or showing no interest; not very good



  1. BRITTLE
    1. weak
    2. strong
    3. fragile
    4. bright

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    strong (Adjective) : powerful
    brittle (Adjective) : hard but easily broken
    weak (Adjective) : not strong
    fragile (Adjective) : easily broken or damaged ; weak and uncertain
    bright (Adjective) : full of brightness

    Correct Option: B

    strong (Adjective) : powerful
    brittle (Adjective) : hard but easily broken
    weak (Adjective) : not strong
    fragile (Adjective) : easily broken or damaged ; weak and uncertain
    bright (Adjective) : full of brightness